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Police Appeal To Napier Residents

11 MAY 2009 - Residents in Napier are asked to check their neighbours and property following the end of the siege incident.

Three Gunshot Wounds Result In Instantaneous Death For Policeman

11 May 2009 - Senior Constable Len Snee died from three gunshot wounds and his death would have been instantaneous, police say.

Detective Superintendent Rod Drew said a post mortem held yesterday revealed Mr Snee had been shot in the arm and on the upper torso and lower torso.

Kiwis Feeling Secure Despite Rising Unemployment

11 May 2009 - Despite unemployment rising to its highest level in six years, most Kiwis remain confident in their job security and believe the Government is taking the right steps to manage the recession, Research New Zealand polling shows.

Celebrities To Milk Cows In City

Celebrities To Milk Cows In City

11 May 2009 - A couple of prize Holstein Friesian cows are coming to Wellington's Civic Square to take centre stage in the Great Meridian Milk Off - a contest between some champion dairy farmers and a bunch of celebrities.

Update 33 - Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu

11 May 2009 - New Zealand situation - Updated numbers

The number of confirmed and probable cases reported to the Ministry of Health as at 10:00am today are:

Seven confirmed cases of Influenza A (H1N1) - unchanged since Saturday 9/5

Birthday Present For Heart Children NZ

11 May 2009 - Heart Children New Zealand, the only organisation in the country dedicated to supporting children born with heart conditions and their families, has received an early 25th birthday present from Sovereign Sunshine.

Attempt By ALRANZ To Influence The Court Of Appeal Deplored

Attempt By ALRANZ To Influence The Court Of Appeal Deplored

11 May 2009 - The National President of the Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand [ALRANZ], has issued a media release, 10 May 2009.

Mangorewa Gorge Closures Start Next Week

11 May 2009 - Daily closures of the State Highway 36 Tauranga Direct/Pyes Pa Rd between Rotorua and Tauranga will begin next Monday to enable rock blasting to be carried out to widen the highway.

Changes To Bus Fare Structure From Next Month

11 May 2009 - A simpler fare structure on Tauranga buses will come into effect when the new Tauranga urban bus contract begins operating at the end of June, says Environment Bay of Plenty Transport Committee Chairman Andrew von Dadelszen.

Kurariki Bailed After Admitting Assault Charge

Auckland, May 11 NZPA - Bailey Junior Kurariki has been released on bail after pleading guilty to a reduced assault charge today.